Purpose of the Award : Recognizes distinguished teaching of microbiology and mentoring of students at the graduate and post-graduate level (e.g., graduate school, medical school, or other health professional schools), and for encouraging them to subsequent achievement.
Eligibility : Currently teaching microbiology in a recognized college or university, a substantial portion of his or her time during the past five years devoted to teaching graduate students, and a minimum of 10 years total teaching experience. Nominees may have engaged in research or other concerns, provided that teaching graduate students remained a substantial activity.
2005 ASM Award winner : Stanley Falkow, Ph.D., Robert W. and Vivian K. Cahill Professor of Microbiology and Immunology and Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine.
Dr. Falkow has trained hundreds of medical students and continues to teach infectious diseases to medical students. His broad range of interests in microbial pathogenesis has produced top-notch reseachers and educators who have had an enormous impact on the field of pathogenic microbiology.